Shadow Mountain | Wild Camping

United States

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about 1 month ago
Altitude:
2513.1 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
Gran Viaje

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Quite a few spots on top of shadow mountain. There is already and entry but the coordinates are quite off, thus a new one. Very pretty view of the Tetons. Fire pits, there were quite a few mosquitoes when I was there. The road is a little bumpy but not too bad, 4x4 not required unless it has rained recently.

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Great spots up on the mountain. Seems that the road from the south is a bit better. Lots of spots near the bottom but most were taken.

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As of June 29th there was a large mud puddle blocking the road to get here from the north. A pickup truck or 4x4 could probably make it but we didn't want to chance it in our vans, so we didn't go to this spot.

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site 22a shadow mountain road. beautiful site in forest with view of tetons in meadow with fire ring. very crowded. got here 5 and all first 21 sites taken. road a little rough but passible in promaster. not recommended if wet.

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Breathtaking views. Well taken care of. Obviously well known as majority of the sites were full early. Managed to find a spot and again…. Views were incredible

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Super full, came in at 7pm and there weren’t spots open. But apparently people are leaving pieces of paper taped up to the number markers and saying they’re coming back later.

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Very nice spot. Established camping spot with fire ring. Bear storage is a must. We even saw fox on our way up here.

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Various designated sites, some with great views. Road in is rough but not difficult, just rocky. Super popular and busy area, not likely you'll find a spot in the evening during the summer. The hosts put up a sign at the entrance if it's full. Verizon LTE at the top. Current fire ban.

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Plenty of spots up on shadow mountain, even on a Saturday. Got here after 1 pm and didn’t settle, kept going up the road and found the perfect campsite. Trees for hammocking, and also a view of Tetons. Road was not bad, just gotta take it slow.

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Lots of spots up here. All dispersed but numbered and camping outside of the spots is prohibited. Very busy in July. We literally got the last spot that there was. A couple other vehicles turned around.

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Treacherous road but the east valley view is spectacular and fresh mountain breeze—-ahhhhh. Well used sites so they attract flies. Other people around but oh wel, it’s the peak of summer!

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The road up Shadow Mountain is back open! Several campsites with INCREDIBLE views of the Tetons. Best view I’ve ever had at a campsite, for sure. So beautiful. The place is pretty popular so most of the sites will probably be taken as you drive up, but I recommend not giving up and going as far up as you can! If you get one, it’s so worth it! I arrived on a Wednesday morning (not sure if I would try finding anything here on a weekend) around 10am and had lost faith that I was going to find anything after driving up the road for about 15 min, when I finally came across an open site. Amazing view, tons of wildflowers and a nice breeze. The only downside is the mosquitoes - bring a net.

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the trail to shadow mountain was closed, there’s a few spots still accessible at the base of the mountain but there’s a locked gate & no posted open date to access the other spots

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I turned back when I saw a gigantic pond that I was afraid would wet my undercarriage. but another fellow went up in a Subaru looking thing.

the road is really rocky. I'm afraid for my tires and suspension. I came in on the road from the north side.

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We drove around and every single site was filled. If you want a site, get up there fairly early. I feel anything from a small SUV and bigger can make it up. 4wd really helps though. Wish we could have stayed. The views looked amazing

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A most epic place to spend the night.
camp anywhere this isnt marked "no camping"

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Great free camping - only in designated spots. The locals frequently camp here so spots fill up quickly. Bugs were really bad in July. 4x4 is highly recommended as the road is rocky and rutted. Many spots aren't level so if you want a perfectly flat spot look elsewhere.

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Great views of the Tetons from up here. You pass about 5-8 camp sites on the way up to the top, then the best spots are up there. Be aware the road up has lots of potholes and dips, can be a pain in a campervan. Also, when it rains the road can turn pretty muddy. I managed it in a 2wd cargo van with K02’s but it was sliding a lot.

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lower Shadow Mountain campsite. great view of the Tetons.

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Still large mud puddles after the weekend rain/snow on the north entrance going up to shadow mountain. We didn’t feel comfortable going through with our promaster van. So watched sunset at the pull off right before entering national forest land from and then camped at site 23

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the road was closed off by Forest Service and I am unclear when it's going to open but I assume it's more like around May 15th is when they will finally open it due to snow

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lots of marked spots to camp. was a little tough getting my class C even into the lower levels due to rutted roads, but doable.

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Quite a few spots on top of shadow mountain. There is already and entry but the coordinates are quite off, thus a new one. Very pretty view of the Tetons. Fire pits, there were quite a few mosquitoes when I was there.

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